better truck for pulling

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by befnme, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i just traded my f150 for an f250 6.0 diesel and the difference is night and day . i would recomend this truck to anyone wanting a great pulling truck . i can pull my tractor with front bucket and mower around with a truck full of gear .at 70 mph down the intrstate and only turn 2000 rpm .while still getting around 13 mpg.
     
  2. JJLandscapes

    JJLandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    WAS THE investment worth it if nothing was wrong with the 150? the 150 could do 70 the engine might be getting a lil more abuse but tyhats all if its maintained theres no issue
     
  3. FIRESCOOBY

    FIRESCOOBY LawnSite Senior Member
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    I don't agree. Yes, maintenance can take care of alot of things. BUT, transmissions, suspension components, differentials take alot of abuse.

    I tow with an 04 Tacoma. It gets the job done, but not as easy as a larger truck and will not last quite as long because it is working harder.
     
  4. tylermckee

    tylermckee LawnSite Member
    from wa
    Posts: 248

    no matter what you do a 150 will never be a great tow rig, not ony the engine but the transmission, rear end, suspension, etc all arent designed for pulling a heavy load. no amount of maintnence will fix that. not to mention he was probably illegal pulling around a tractor
     
  5. HOOLIE

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
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    How much weight is that you're towing exactly??
     
  6. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    I have a 94 F150 heavy half ton and it pulls my new 16 ft enclosed around loaded with equipment with no problem. It has a E4OD tranny which is used from this F150 up to a F350. But I have to agree with you to a point, I only anticipate running this truck for another 2 years topps. Then its a DIESEL!!!!!:weightlifter: My neighbor just bought a 05 Dodge with a Cummings Turbo and he tows a 35ft. camper trailer and it tows it like its not even there and still gets in the mid to high teens for fuel mileage.
     
  7. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Hope you dont run into all of the problems others have with that 6.0 diesel. Welcome to the world of turbo diesels...:clapping:
     
  8. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
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    well today i just picked up 4 pallets of sod .3 on the trailer and 1 in the bed . and the 250 didnt even flinch. i have a 33 horse kabota with the front bucket and a grasshopper z . didnt flinch with that either .
     
  9. mr mow

    mr mow LawnSite Senior Member
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    sounds like you guys are doing better than me. i have 99 silverado 1500 (92000 miles) pulling a g.d.36" w.b. and 52" s.s. g.d. around town and im getting 12.75(i figure) mpg. i put 20$ in my truck today at 3.04.9 a gallon it hurts
     
  10. mr mow

    mr mow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 393

    do i need a tune up or what, i mean the 52" weights roughly 1050 pounds and 36" maybe 500 pounds and a 6.5*12' trailer?
     

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